Weekly Roundup – Sonia Shah, Jeff Lieberman, Bruce Campbell

Happy Wednesday everyone! Catch up with the latest news from our headlining speakers! Sonia Shah asks “How do microbes affect your love life”. It’s a question I have to admit I’ve never asked myself before, but now I’m going to find out here.   Jeff Lieberman is the master of many talents, and he’s combined …Read More

Weekly Roundup for the week of August 10

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’ll take a break from checking in on our speakers and look at the Olympics. It’s a happy coincidence that the Summer Olympics always occur during a Presidential campaign in the US. Political dialogue in an election year is often heated, and never more so than this year. We can lose …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael Mann, David Quammen

Disney XD debuted a new cartoon this week, called “Future-Worm” … and because it’s science-related, the producers have managed to line up Neil deGrasse Tyson as the voice of what they call “an amplified version of himself”.   Climate scientist Michael Mann has collaborated with noted editorial cartoonist Tom Toles on a new book due …Read More

Weekly Roundup — Lateefah Simon, Jessica Valenti, Steve Brodner

  Happy Wednesday everyone! Catch up with the latest news from our headlining speakers! Lateefah Simon, a rising star in the California Democratic Party, is a delegate at the DNC in Philadelphia this week. We’ll be interested in getting ‘the scoop’ when she returns!  She says  “Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for live updates while I proudly …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Arsalan Iftikhar, Daisy Hernandez, Derrick Pitts

Happy Wednesday everyone! Catch up with the latest news from our headlining speakers! Arsalan Iftikhar has a thoughtful piece in this weeks TIME Magazine  about the misunderstandings of what “Sharia Law” really is, and how it contributes to an unnecessary hostility towards Muslim Americans. Congratulations to Daisy Hernandez, who starts her new teaching position at …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Annie Leonard, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Spencer Overton

Happy Wednesday everyone! Catch up with the latest news from our headlining speakers! Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, has an interesting (and troubling) blog post on Huffington Post this week, entitled The Hidden Consequences of Food Waste. It’s more than what you scrape off your plate at the end of a meal – …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Lilly Ledbetter, Christine McKinley, Sonia Shah

Happy Wednesday everyone! Catch up with the latest news from our headlining speakers! Lilly Ledbetter spoke at the inaugural “United State of Women Summit”, hosted by the White House, where she shared the podium with luminaries such as President Obama and Vice President Biden, as well as First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. Christine …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Michal Mann, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jessica Valenti

Happy Wednesday everyone! Catch up with the latest news from our headlining speakers – Hot enough for you? According to climatologist Michael Mann, it’s only going to get hotter. Quoted in a recent TIME Magazine article, Mann says “If we continue to burn fossil fuels and increase the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, …Read More

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